COVID cycling surge could reshape cities, but new urban bike networks need to be safe and connected to meet present and future challengesNovember 10, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC (November 10, 2021)—World Resources Institute (WRI) has published a new guidebook for city leaders that lays out clear bike lane design principles based on decades of cycling and road safety experience.
Third cycle of premier urban prize will award $350,000 to global projects demonstrating how cities can thrive in turbulent timesOctober 31, 2021
WASHINGTON (October 31, 2021)—World Resources Institute (WRI) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities has launched the third cycle of the WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities, a global competition celebrating and spotlighting transformative urban change. The announcement comes on World Cities Day, a global occasion to mark efforts in advancing opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization around the world.
RELEASE: South Africa Joins WRI, Coalition for Urban Transitions in Supporting Green and Equitable Urban Recovery After COVID-19New partnership focused on supporting national urban development planning towards low-carbon, resilient, inclusive citiesOctober 30, 2020
JOHANNESBURG (October 30, 2020) – The South Africa National Department for Cooperative Governance, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and the Coalition for Urban Transitions announced a new partnership to help achieve a more green and equitable recovery for cities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 06, 2020
On September 28, in collaboration with WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities and with support from the Partnership for Healthy Cities, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality launched a risk communication and public information campaign to promote active mobility and safe use of public transit amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 27, 2020
Cities are not only at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are also likely to see lasting changes from it, from their physical form to economic and community structure. On April 29, more than 600 participants tuned in to a high-level panel hosted by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities that brought together key urban experts to discuss what national governments and cities should invest in now to respond to pressing needs and become more resilient in the future, and how urban investments can reach where they are needed most.
April 20, 2020
Public transport is experiencing enormous and immediate challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, as ridership plunges. But it is also serving a crucial role in connecting health care workers and other essential workers to their jobs. The crisis has revealed, whether you are a rider or not, just how much society relies on public transport.
March 18, 2020
Following is a statement by Dr. Andrew Steer, CEO and President of World Resources Institute, on the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The global pandemic of infection and fear we now face is inflicting sickness, death and economic hardship around the world – and will surely get worse before it gets better. It is also reminding us all how deeply vulnerable we are to threats beyond our control. It is possible that it could lead to a questioning of old assumptions and behaviors, and a new openness to arguments for collective action and effective risk management.